December 5, 2019

Travel Guide for a few days in Singapore

Singapore is a haven for fun things to do! It is a spectacular city – the architecture, the culture, the entertainment, the weather – there is never a dull moment.

Thanks to Scoot Airlines, we were able to spend a few days in Singapore and soak in all of it’s delights. We were in the Maldives (which you can learn all about here) and trotted to Singapore on the way home. Scoots planes are lovely (and can bust out a rainbow light show if you so desire) and the staff are so accommodating. They are so affordable for families too. Scoot started in 2012 and then merged with Tigerair Singapore in 2017 which meant for some fantastic growth for the company. They travel to 60 destinations across 17 countries which makes family bucket travel experience not out of their reach.

Because Singapore’s airport is very central to so many places in terms of stop overs, Singapore is very popular in accommodating visitors for a few days. You can really cover a lot and get to know the city in a short period of time.

We stayed at the lovely Accor Ibis, Bencoolen which is in such a central location. It’s a lovely hotel and so eco friendly. Did you know that they use ‘eco pens’ which are used from the recycled newspapers from the hotel. I think this is a fantastic initiative – one of which should be carried out in every hotel. They also abolished plastic water bottles. Each guest in encouraged to use their glass bottles and to refill them at the stations provided. Brilliant.

The hotel was so close to the Kuan Yin Hood Cho Temple & Orchard Road – which is the prime shopping destination of Singapore. It also has night clubs (for those travelling without kids), cafes, restaurants and much more. The amazing Marina Bay Sands was only a 10 minute drive away too…what a place to visit! It’s also in close vicinity to China Town. It’s a great place to shop and take in the bright and colourful sights. There are plenty of options for the foodie too.

The beautiful reception area that greets you as you arrive.

Our ‘Bloggle’ (group of bloggers) that we had the pleasure of travelling with along with the manager (another fellow Aussie) Ben.

If you aren’t already following along with these amazing people, click the links following:

The Organised Housewife,  School Mum, Baby Mac   Suburbly and Big Family Little Income.

The gorgeous dining area

Another perk of staying at the Accor Ibis, Bencoolen was the free mobile phone they provide to each room. We were able to use the roaming wifi whilst we trotted around the city and also had FREE international calls available.

We took in so many things while in Singapore. Our first point of call was Haji Lane. A great spot for amazing photos (epic backdrops), shopping ops and food, food FOOD!

The Singapore Formula 1 – Grand Prix event is happening soon in too – running from the 15th to the 17th of September.

The 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will excite crowds with it’s night racing, world class entertainment. You can see the world’s finest drivers go ‘wheel-to-wheel’ under lights at speeds of up to 320km/hr as they zing around the gorgeous Marina Bay. What a thrill!

If you’re not excited yet, check out this awesome YouTube clip!

This Formula 1 Car was on display at Marina Bay Sands…just to get everyone pumped for the event
The seating for the event looks spectacular

Another fun thing to do is check out the Adventure Cove Waterpark in Sentosa. We had an absolute blast shooting down the slides and enjoyed a leisurely tunnel ride in the heat.

If you’re in Singapore a must do is visit Raffles Hotel and have one of their famous Singapore Slings…we really had to have our arm twisted but we eventually caved and enjoyed said Cocktail ;). You are immediately taken by the luxury of the hotel and all it has to offer. Bucket list tick!

 

Another bucket list item to tick off when in Singapore is head to Marina Bay Sands. Head to level 54, buy yourself a beer or cocktail and take in the sheer size of Singapore. It really is a huge city! There are views of Gardens by the bay and the harbour too which is absolutely breathtaking.

Yet ANOTHER amazing spot to visit is Gardens by the Bay. A spectacular walk by day and a jaw dropping light show by night.

Check out our Facebook LIVE video below to give you an idea #mindblown (a few tears may have been shed).

There are honestly so many things to see in Singapore and you can really get a lot done in just a few days!

We had a delicious meal at Satay by the Bay. There are plenty of food options, satay sticks (70c each – bargain!) and other ‘different’ options such as Frog Soup and Sting Ray if you’re up for the challenge.

We put together a short video showcasing our adventure here.

We also went to Singapore in 2016 and took the kids. Singapore is a fantastic place for kids. You can check out my blog post here.

Check out the video below too:

All in all we had an absolute blast! We want to give a massive THANK YOU to Scoot Airlines and Accor Ibis, Bencoolen for making this trip possible! Again, you can check out our amazing trip to the Maldives here.

Jen & Lou x

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